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Noni Olabisi


Noni OlabisiArtist’s Statement

The Yellow Dot on mostly everything I paint is a representation of the Sun within as well as without.

It is the giver of life.

It’s also my way of honoring, paying homage and my gratitude for life that connects us all as one.

I believe being an Artist is a gift, a key to unfoldment, like a lotus flower whose birth is out of the water of chaos, new beginnings, and as I seek more light the chaos around me and in me starts to disappear, only to reveal its true nature, which is light.

My work is about Resurrection and Transformation.

Biography

Select Group Exhibitions

Great Walls of Heritage/Walls of Pride: African American Murals, Bannister Gallery
collaboration with the International Gallery of Heritage and Culture, the Bannister
Society and the Rhode Island College School of Social Work and Unity Center, R.I.
Great Walls of Heritage/Walls of Pride: African American Murals, Smithsonian
Anacostia Museum, Center for African American History and Cultures, Washington, D.C.
Five Decades of Activism 1950-2000, Watts Labor Community Action Committee and the 38th Annual Watts Summer Festival Art Exhibition
Walls of Heritage/Walls of Pride: African American Murals, Cambridge Arts Council Gallery, Cambridge, Mass.
Walls of Heritage/Walls of Pride: African American Murals, The African American
Museum and Library, Oakland, Calif.

Select Community-Based Artwork

2010
Trumpet for the People, mural, Los Angeles Neighborhood City Hall, Los Angeles
(commission)

2009
It takes a Village to Raise a Child, mural, Gilbert Linsey Park and Recreation Center, Los Angeles (commission)

2007
Resurrection, mural, Dorsey High School, Los Angeles (commission)

Fellowships and Awards

Award of Excellence, Watts Labor Community Action Committee
Certificate of Commendation for The African American and Chicana Women Artist
Exhibition In Harmony
Certificate of Appreciation for The Restoration of Chicano Heritage, a mural originally
painted 20 years ago by artist Judith Hernandez at Stoner Recreation Center, Sawtelle
Park, West Los Angeles
California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition, Teresa P. Hughes, Member
47th California Assembly District
Certificate of Appreciation, Great Walls Unlimited Neighborhood Pride, Ruth Galanter,
City of Los Angeles Councilmember 6th District

EDUCATION

1976, Associate Arts Degree
Southwest College, Los Angeles

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